Author archives: Maria

How to spend 24 hours in London

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The first time I visited London was on a stop-over from Australia to Rome and I had a measly 24 hours to explore the city. My quick stay consisted of frantically moving from one tourist attraction to the next in an attempt to jam as much into my one day in London as I possibly could. I left feeling overwhelmed and deflated, crushed by the hectic pulse of the[...]

Lessons from the world's most sustainable country: Slovenia

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Sustainable Tourism Sustainable travel is increasingly becoming an important theme, not just for travelers but also on a much more global scale. With the monumental dangers of climate change, environmental degradation and decreasing numbers of endangered species, the travel industry and tourists themselves have a big role to play in reducing our ecological [...]

A weekend in Boston

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Boston is a city of firsts – it’s home to the first public library, the first institution of higher education, the first subway system and the first marathon was run in Boston. It was also in Boston that Alexander Bell invented the first ever telephone. Because of this, the city is steeped in history and has a rich heritage which surpasses that of many other[...]

The Best of New Zealand's South Island

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Oh, New Zealand! Is there another country that packs more into such a small a space? From its rugged coasts to its long golden sandy beaches, to its towering mountains and winding rivers - its truly a country overflowing with so much phenomenal natural wonders. Wether you're seeking adventure, luxury or relaxation, New Zealand's South Island really does have[...]

Traveling in an era of terror: Overcoming Fear

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Reading the news in today’s climate can be depressing. Sometimes I feel that the state of the world is in disarray and hostility has become so endemic in global affairs that the future of our society seems doomed. The repercussions of this cascade into various aspects of life, and I really feel it when traveling. Even the most experienced and passionate trav[...]

Luxembourg: The Loveliest Little European Country

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After living amongst the chaos of London for the last four years, I have increasingly sought out relaxing, calm and quiet holiday destinations to counteract my hectic lifestyle. One day on my morning commute, I read an article about Luxembourg which described the little country as a peaceful haven situated right in the middle of Europe with a population of j[...]

Guide to the Great Ocean Road: Australia's most popular road trip

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Spanning over 400kms of scenic coastline, the highway which stretches from the town of Torquay in Victoria to Nelson on the boarder of South Australia, is one of the most beloved road trips in Australia. As the road winds along through green hills on one side and golden sandy beaches on the other, not only will you be immersed in the bewilderingly beautiful [...]

Why sometimes the hardest part of traveling is not leaving, it’s coming home

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I’ve come to find that there’s two opposing feelings when travelling – that elation and excitement about heading off on an adventure and the sheer apprehension of returning home. The former, that feeling of uncontrollable joy before boarding a flight to another destination, is understandable and easy to relate to. But what about when you return home after yo[...]

Incredible free museums around the world

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Experiencing the word's most incredible collections of art, history and culture need not be expensive as many are completely free to visit. Check out the list below to add some of these free museums, from London to Tokyo, to your list of must-do's next time you head off on a city break. The Tate Modern, London Situated on London’s iconic Southbank with[...]

The Travelettes Guide to South Australia

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I may be slightly biased, being born and raised in this wonderful part of the world, but I stand firmly behind my statement that South Australia is one of the most underrated destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. It is astounding to me that this beautiful pocket of Australia is so often overlook by travelers who flee to the big smoke of Sydney or the beac[...]

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